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The Elements of Great Pool Design

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Owning your very own backyard swimming pool is something that more and more people are deciding to turn into a reality. Not only is the swimming pool a great place to relax on a hot day, it also adds a sense of everyday fun and tranquility to your outdoor living space.

Even if you’re just thinking about a pool, coming up with the perfect design can be an exciting and challenging endeavor. There are so many options and decisions to make that it can start to make your head spin. From the basic shape to finishing touches, the almost unlimited possibilities mean your backyard swimming pool can be as unique as you are.

To help you get started with planning the perfect custom pool design, our design professionals at Tampa Bay Pools put together some of the most important design elements that go into creating a fun, functional, and beautiful swimming pool and outdoor living space.

 

Choosing the Right Tampa Bay Pool Builder

We look forward to discussing your backyard and what you might want out of your pool should you decide to build. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to anyone who just wants to test the water of pool ownership. This can even include a 3D rendering so you can what it would look like before construction begins.

 

The Basic Design Elements

The more educated and experienced your pool builder is in custom pool design, the better. Our award-winning designers at Tampa Bay Pools have a deep understanding of the many elements of basic design, including: lines, color, texture, rhythm, and balance.

A knowledgeable designer also understands the importance of having a poolscape that is as functional as it is beautiful. We’ll work closely with you to ensure that you understand how your outdoor living area is going to be used so we can design an entire backyard that matches the experience you want to create.

 

How Big Should My Pool Be?

The size of the pool will play an important role in its location, its features, and landscaping. How you intend to use your pool will typically be the primary factor when considering the size of your pool. A modest-sized swimming pool is ideal for homeowners who want a place to cool off on a hot day, while a large and extensive swimming pool is best for families who plan to dive, play, swim and entertain friends. There’s no set size for any pool and we can design a custom pool to fit in almost any size backyard.

 

Important Considerations When Planning a Pool

Any custom pool design has to also take into account the layout, slope, and other characteristics of your backyard that can have an impact on the actual construction of the pool. We will take careful measurements of where you would like to place the pool and take other issues into consideration such as:

  • Potential drainage issues
  • Sun exposure
  • Swales (low areas)
  • Underground utilities

From that point, your Clearwater pool builder will be able to suggest the best location for your swimming pool.

 

Choosing the Right Water Features

After the basic shape and design have been determined, then it’s time to think about what features you’d like with your pool. These can fall into one of two categories — functional or focal.

Functional features will be items like an automatic pool cover, lighting elements, in-ground cleaning systems, and smart controlled water systems. Focal features are those which allow your pool design to be transformed into your ultimate oasis such as deck jets, a water slide, a custom spa, sheer descents, and a customized rocky grotto waterfall.

 

Adding Outdoor Living Elements

Many homeowners not only want a swimming pool, but they also want to create a cohesive design that flows from the back door out to the pool area. This turns your entire backyard into a custom poolscape that transports you to your own private paradise. In addition to creating a tiled or stonework area that extends to the back deck or patio, we can also include:

  • Pergolas
  • Roof extensions
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Fire features and fire pits
  • Outdoor living rooms
  • Custom landscaping

 

Experience the Tampa Bay Pools Difference

At Tampa Bay Pools, we know the number one element of great pool design is the customer. Our team of experienced designers know that the best designs are in the details, and we work with our customers to make sure that your outdoor living area delivers everything you dreamed of and more.

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, Riverview, Brandon, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport, Seffner, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain.

We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas.

Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

10 Summertime Water Safety Tips

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The pool can be one of your family’s favorite places and the perfect summertime spot for fun and bonding. While they are a fantastic way to escape the Florida heat and enjoy sunny days together, it’s always important to keep safety in mind.

At Tampa Bay Pools, we love the water and encourage everyone to spend as much time as possible in it, but we also want to make sure people follow smart water safety tips. Here are some of the most important ones to keep in mind:

  • While children are in the pool they need your undivided attention. Never, ever leave children alone in the pool at any age.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that an adult who knows how to administer CPR should actively supervise children at all times. 
  • Children under the age of five should never be more than an arm’s length away from the supervising adult at all times.
  • Keep rescue equipment accessible at all times.
  • Especially when younger children are present, put up a fence creating a barrier between your home and your pool so children can’t get into the pool area without your knowledge.
  • After using the pool, remove any and all pool toys from in and around the pool to avoid the temptation to get in the water.
  • Always designate one adult to be the “Water Watcher.” That way there’s no confusion about who’s watching the children. Switch the designated adult as necessary.
  • When children are getting too rowdy, calmly remove them from the pool and explain the dangers to them. Don’t let them return to the pool until they have calmed down.
  • Don’t confuse air filled swimming aids with life jackets. They are not the same thing.
  • Finally, never make assumptions. Just because your child knows how to swim does not mean that he or she is always safe in the water and no longer needs supervision.

Following these water safety tips will help ensure that you have a fun and safe summer in and around the pool. There are also great resources on the PoolSafely.gov website. There’s even the Pool Safely Pledge that your whole family can take to make sure everyone is committed to pool and water safety. We hope you have an awesome summer. Have fun and stay safe!

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, Riverview, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport, Seffner, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain.

We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas.

Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

New Pool Design Trends for Spring 2018

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With swim season right around the corner, you may be finding yourself gazing out over your existing poolscape (or dreaming of a new one!) and wondering what tweaks and improvements can be made to enhance its beauty, design, and functionality. Tampa Bay Pools loves to inspire, which is why we have put together this quick list of five pool design trends for spring 2018.

 

Playing with Depth and Height

This year has seen a lot of different trends that involve playing with the depth and height of not only pools, but other poolscape features in and around your outdoor living space.

  • Elevated pools (pools built into a second or higher level of your home)
  • Elevated spas (this is a recurring trend that is continuing to grow this year)
  • Sunken outdoor kitchens and seating areas (these kitchens share a wall with your pool or spa, providing you with extra counter space for a swim-up bar)
  • Walls which incorporate fire and water features

 

Separated Concrete Pavers

Forget the classic “poured concrete” look. Separated concrete pavers placed upon grass, gravel or turf will keep your pool design fresh and visually engaging with a modern appeal.

 

Going Linear

Free-flowing pool shapes will always be a favorite, but expect to see a lot more straight lines and crisp corners in Clearwater pool designs this year. Aesthetically pleasing and offering loads of luxurious appeal, geometric pool designs can match the architecture of almost any home and outdoor living space.

 

Smart Pool Technologies

Pool and spa automation is continuing to dominate the industry. Unlike ever before you will be able to find a number of affordable smart pool technologies, all of which offer differing levels of remote control over different features of your pool and spa, like:

  • Running your in-pool cleaning system
  • Adjusting the temperature of your pool and spa
  • Controlling features in and around the pool (waterfalls, deck jets, fire pits, etc.)

 

Focus on Hydrotherapy

Research stating the importance of hydrotherapy continues to pile up, which has also led to a number of interesting developments in the pool and spa industry. Swim spas are a growing trend, but what is an even larger trend are the many jet and seating options available in both portable hot tubs and custom spas so that you can enjoy a tailored therapeutic massage in the comfort of your own backyard.

Are you looking for a Clearwater pool design and construction company to bring your poolscape to life? Try out My Staycation Builder from Tampa Bay Pools and call us today with any questions you may have about building or remodeling your pool and spa at (813) 684-3639.

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, Riverview, Brandon, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport, Seffner, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain.

We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas.

Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

Start Spring Right with MyStaycation Builder

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Spring is here, and that means you’re probably thinking about getting a swimming pool. And, as with any big investment, you’re wise enough to do all your research and find out the important information before making the purchase. So why not have a little fun while you’re doing it? After all, that’s what pools are all about.

Whether your idea of a good time in the water is cannonballs and water fights or sitting quietly poolside with a book, our MyStaycation Builder tool lets design your swimming pool and have a clear picture about what you want before you walk through the doors of our showroom.

 

What is MyStaycation Builder?

We’re glad you asked! MyStaycation Builder is an online tool where control is at your fingertips. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can add different types of decking and cool water features. You can choose from a variety of pool shapes to include or even throw in a corner spa if you’d like! The options are endless, so be sure to have fun with it!

 

But…Is It Easy to Use?

 

Absolutely! All you have to do is visit the site to get started. You’ll have a blank slate of a backyard, and then you just click and drag the different features to the proper places of your choosing. It’s just that simple. Let your imagination and creativity run wild with this great technology tool.

 

Also, you’ll be able to save your progress to show your friends on social media. If you’re ready to rock and roll, you can also forward your design to the Tampa Bay Pools team. Then, when you walk through the door, we’ll be ready to help you achieve your dream. Save time by avoiding the long list of design futures by already having them in mind.

 

If you can already see it in your head, go bring it to life with the MyStaycation Builder tool. We look forward to seeing your unique designs and the opportunity to work with you. Make this a spring you’ll never forget by changing your life with a new swimming pool.

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, Riverview, Brandon, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport, Seffner, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain.

We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas.

Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

What Affects My Swimming Pool Water Chemistry?

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Even with proper care and maintenance, a swimming pool can still get out of balance and need a little adjusting. Your water chemistry is constantly changing due to environmental factors, usage, and even the toys you put in the pool. Learn five factors that play a major role in your swimming pool water chemistry, and how you can control common issues in this area.

 

Swimming Pool Water Chemistry: pH Balance

pH is the major factor you should keep balanced when maintaining your swimming pool water chemistry. pH refers to the level of acidity in your water, and comes from the use of chemicals to keep it balanced and free from contaminants and algae growth. You want your pH to remain between 7.4 to 7.6 at all times to avoid burning eyes and to allow for free chlorine use.

 

Swimming Pool Alkalinity

Closely connected to pH, the alkalinity is the amount of base, or hydrogen ions, in your water. It also refers to the ability of your water to contain and reduce the loss of hydrogen. Keeping your alkalinity balanced helps to keep your pH levels optimal when additional acids or bases are introduced to the water. You want your pool’s alkalinity to be between 80 to 150 parts per million (PPM).

 

Pool Water Calcium Hardness Levels

Your pool has dissolved calcium salts in its water. These can increase or decrease from the oils and salts on people's skin, from debris that falls into your pool, and from the chemical reactions that form from maintaining your water balance. You want to keep these levels around 250 ppm. If the calcium level is too low, it can create pitting in the plaster, while high amounts of calcium make the water cloudy and can result in scaling.

 

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in Your Swimming Pool

When a pool has been in use for a long time, things like suntan lotion, chlorides, dirt, debris, algaecides, and other contaminants can be introduced into the water from leaves, tree bark, dirt, skin chemistry, and other factors. TDS can’t be avoided, but it should be kept under 450 ppm.

 

Pool Chlorine Levels

Chlorine is, for many people, a vital part of keeping the chemistry in their water properly balanced. Too much chlorine, and you’ll end up with burning in the eyes and a strong odor. Too little, and the pool’s alkalinity and pH will be out of control, leading to things like cloudy water and algae growth. Ideal chlorine levels should be at 0.2ppm or less, and free chlorine should be in the range of 1 to 3 ppm.

Pool ownership in Florida is a beautiful thing. And with these few simple steps, you can make sure your swimming pool stays in great shape all season long.

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, Riverview, Brandon, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport, Seffner, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain.

We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas.

Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

Custom Pool Design: Focus on Water Features

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Are you unhappy with your current poolscape or planning on designing and building your own custom pool in the near future?  Rather than just focusing on the swimming pool’s length and shape, you should also be thinking about custom water features and how they can transform your backyard oasis.  

 

The Obvious: The Spa

Hands down one of the best custom pool remodeling projects is adding a spa to your poolscape.  There are many benefits for soaking in a spa or hot tub, including the fact that it relaxes the body both physically and mentally.  It has also been said that entering warm water and then submerging yourself in cool water is good for your health.  

 

For the Naturalist: The Waterfall

Nothing beats adding a waterfall to a backyard pool.  This beloved custom pool design water feature adds visual interest and breathtaking beauty to your poolscape, and it can complement almost any swimming pool shape and design.

Custom pool builders have come up with incredibly creative designs allowing you to build the waterfall of your dreams.  You can even create private rock caves and built-in underwater seating ledges so that the cascading water will deliver a nice, and much deserved, massage.

 

For the Showman: Deck Jets

Deck jets are exciting. These shooting streams of water add instant appeal to your custom pool design and they can be incredibly dramatic.  Opt for laminar jets, which produce a steady stream of bubble-free water, and consider adding fiber optic lighting to enhance their effect.  

 

For the Fitness Enthusiast: Resistance Jets

Want to step up your fitness routine?  Consider resistance jets.  This unique water feature provides a so-called “endless” current of water, which you can swim against to tone muscles and lose weight.  

 

For the Young At Heart: The Water Slide

Water slides offer endless fun for children and adults alike.  Modern swimming pool slides come in an array of colors, sizes and effects, so take your time looking into your options to find the one that you love. They can also be beautifully integrated into a custom pool design so that they blend right in with the overall poolscape.  

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, Riverview, Brandon, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport, Seffner, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain.

We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas.

Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

Choosing the Right Greater Tampa Pool Builder

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Your Tampa pool builder should be more than a person who is going to build your poolscape. Choosing the right Tampa pool builder means partnering with a builder who will make sure that you are able to make the most out of your poolscape, ensure that it is completed on time and on budget, and meets and exceeds your expectations so that you will continue to be thrilled with your outdoor living space for many years to come.

If you are going through the pool builder selection process, here are the top five critical questions you need to ask prior to choosing your pool builder and why Tampa Bay Pools is your choice area pool designer and builder.

 

How Long Have They Been in Business?

Knowing how long a pool builder has been in business allows you to get a little glimpse into their reliable reputation and longevity in the community.

Tampa Bay Pools has been building swimming pools and outdoor living areas since 2001 in the Greater Tampa area, including Brandon, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Riverview, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport and Seffner. With more than 15 years of experience in professional pool building, design and servicing, it has allowed Tampa Bay Pools to become Tampa's top pool construction company and a well-known name in the industry.

The length of time a Tampa pool builder has been in business not only speaks to the company's knowledge and experience. It speaks to our dedication to building fantastic pools in the community and the level of trust other pool owners have in the quality of our craftsmanship and services.

 

Do They Have a Showroom in the Tampa Area?

Visiting the showroom of a pool construction company is a critical part of choosing the right Tampa pool builder. By touring the showroom, you can gather loads of important information, including:

  • A first-hand look at the materials used to build poolscapes and outdoor living areas
  • Samples and portfolios of previous pool and spa projects
  • A sense of the staff's level of expertise and knowledge

At Tampa Bay Pools, we have more than 200 pavers, tiles, water features, and other outdoor living options on display in our Brandon showroom. You can see and feel the materials so that you can choose the right materials for your poolscape.

Every swimming pool we build is accompanied with a Lifetime Warranty on the shell. Our filters, pumps, lights, valves and PDAs are also backed by a three-year warranty.

 

What Awards and Affiliations Do They Have?

Being recognized by the community and the industry speaks to the dedication and passion a Tampa pool builder has for the craft and the satisfaction of their customers. Tampa Bay Pools has received multiple awards over the years for our hard work and designs, and we are affiliated with many notable organizations in the pool and spa industry:

  • Nine continuous years of being listed as Tampa’s “Top 50” pool builder
  • An approved Jandy "Pro-Edge" dealer
  • An “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau in Western Florida
  • The sole Tampa area member invited and welcomed into the Aquatech Society of Pool Builders

 

Do They Offer Swimming Pool Financing?

Building a pool will likely be one of the biggest investments you will make in your life.  That is why Tampa Bay Pools works with only the most reliable lenders to secure fair financing for our clients.  We also offer pre-approved financing so that you can get a head-start on transforming your outdoor living dreams into a reality!

 

What Do Your Neighbors Say About Them?

Word-of-mouth recommendations from friends, family and neighbors are important when choosing a Tampa pool builder.

Tampa Bay Pools is proud to have worked with homeowners all over the Greater Tampa area since the beginning of this century. We take great pride in providing superior customer service as well as a superior product to those in our community.

Start building your dream backyard now with Tampa Bay Pool's Staycation Builder, and stop by our showroom to speak with an expert Tampa pool builder about how you can transform your outdoor living space today.

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, Riverview, Brandon, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport, Seffner, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain.

We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas.

Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

Tampa Bay Outdoor Living Trends for 2018

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With staycations on the rise, it's no surprise that an increasing number of us are choosing to explore the many resort-style outdoor living options the outdoor living design professionals can create right in the comfort of our own backyards. Depending on the architecture of your home and the ambiance you want to create, any one of these Tampa Bay outdoor living trends will be sure to help you create the outdoor space you have always dreamed.

 

Open Air Living Rooms

Requiring no walls and only as much shade as you like, your open air living room will provide you with a cozy front row view to mother nature. Your open air living room can incorporate any number of features you want, including:

  • Plush outdoor furniture: From woven wicker to sleek metal frames, choose furniture that is crafted from durable materials and that is comfortable
  • Lighting: Lighting is critical for keeping your open air living room safe, but don't forget to add some accent lighting to add excitement and to highlight key areas of your Tampa Bay outdoor living space
  • Decorative flooring: Consider incorporating stained, stamped or stenciled concrete decking and walkways in and around your living area. You can enhance the room's visual interest by placing down a weatherproof rug

 

Fire Features

Another great option to incorporate into your outdoor living space (or into your open air living room) is a fire feature. A hearth or fireplace is a classic choice, while fire tables, fire bowls and cauldrons will add flair and aesthetic excitement to your Brandon backyard once the sun goes down.

Meditation and Yoga Gardens

Design an outdoor living space that will evoke a sense of peace and tranquility by creating your very own meditation and yoga garden. Pick a spot that is quiet, that offers a view, and then start incorporating items like water features (the sound of running water is sure to soothe away any stress), air cleansing plants and shading.

 

Eco-Friendly Landscaping

Expect to also see an increase in water and energy saving outdoor living spaces. There will be a major upswing in eco-friendly landscaping ideas this year, too, where plants and flowers that are native to our local environment will be in greater demand than ever!

 

Synthetic Materials

Keeping plants lush and green during the hotter spring and summer months can be a challenge, which is why we expect to see an increase in synthetic backyard landscaping materials used this year. Artificial turf, stones, and plants can naturally add elegance and freshness to any Tampa Bay outdoor living space.

Tampa Bay Pools is your destination for the ultimate backyard. No matter your style, we can design and build the backyard of your dreams. From swimming pools to decks, patios, and outdoor kitchens, we can transform your backyard into your favorite living space, whether indoors or out.

Start building your idyllic Brandon outdoor living space today by giving us a call at (813) 684-3639.

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain.

We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas.

Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

The World’s Easiest Workout?

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It’s a new year and, for many, that means a new resolve to get in shape and start living a healthier lifestyle. And for a low-impact routine that packs a big punch, you can't go wrong with swimming pool exercises. One of the common swimming pool exercises is pool walking. This is an easy and effective water activity that requires absolutely no swimming skills or equipment – just you, your pool, and maybe some music to keep you going! When performed in waist-deep water, pool walking combines the cardiovascular effort of aerobics, the toning of weight training, and the enhanced flexibility gained through yoga.

Fact: Due to viscosity, drag forces and frontal resistance, water provides a resistance which is proportional to the effort exerted against it. Resistance in water ranges between 4 and 42 times greater than in air – depending on the speed of movement.

This means that you will be burning more calories in the pool than on land!

 

Benefits of Swimming Pool Fitness

  • Water is a natural and instantly adjustable weight training machine, providing resistance in all directions to tone and strengthen the muscles. Because of this, walking in the swimming pool promotes balance in muscle development in addition to the cardiovascular benefits.
  • Water workouts effectively burn fat and strengthen the abdominal muscles. This is the result of your body stabilizing itself while maintaining balance as it reacts to the buoyancy of the water around you. The movements are low impact and joint friendly, helping you prevent injuries as well as heal them.
  • In water, resistance determines your intensity. You are in charge! Go at your own pace – set your own intensity level by incorporating speed, force, or surface area. Adding arm movements under the water will add to the challenge since the arms have to work to propel you through the water; by increasing speed, you increase the intensity of the workout.
  • Walking in the swimming pool is an easy and fun exercise that can be performed at your own pace and intensity. It is a fun, simple activity that is great for almost any fitness level and those whose swimming skills may be less than par, or anyone else who wants a change-of-pace workout!

 

Tampa Swimming Pool Fitness Tips

We've gathered a few tips to help you get the most out of your pool walking workout.

  • Switch up your speed and intensity at random intervals to get the most out of your pool walking workout. You may not be able to keep up high-intensity spurts for long, but keep working them in. This gives your heart and your muscles a better workout and studies show that this kind of interval training can stimulate your body to burn fat even after your workout!
  • Consider wearing a baggy t-shirt or shorts to create additional drag. This will give you a better workout.
  • Make sure you maintain an active pace that keeps your heart rate up. But if you're not able to carry on a conversation, you may be pushing yourself too hard. Ease up a little until you feel an improvement in your breathing.
  • Once you feel the pool walk is getting easier, it's time to pick up the pace or bring in some extra resistance. Try incorporating water weights for an added boost to your routine. If you don't have any water weights, just fill an empty carton of milk with water until it's the right weight for you. Pump your arms in the water while holding these weights and walking to increase the challenge.

If you are looking for a simple, yet effective exercise that’s easy on the joints and good for nearly any fitness level, then pool walking is for you. The healthier lifestyle you want could be as easy as getting in the swimming pool. That’s especially true if you have one right in your backyard.

There are so many benefits to owning a pool, from fitness to fun and family memories. Contact us today to get started!

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain.

We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas.

Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

The Premier Pool Builder – Tampa Bay Pools

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So you're ready to add a swimming pool to your backyard. We know that you have a selection of Tampa Bay pool builders available to you, but there is a reason why Tampa Bay Pools continues to be the preferred pool builder Tampa in Hillsborough County.

The Premier Pool Builder Tampa – Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a second generation family-run company who has made it our business to design and build gorgeous world-class pools. But high quality custom designs are only part of the reason why we are a premier pool builder Tampa company.

When we build pools, our accomplished team of specialists use only the highest quality state-of-the-art materials and components. We always go above and beyond for our clients, offering additional benefits like:

  • Triple the typical warranty on equipment
  • A lifetime of valued customer service
  • Years of experience in professional pool services

 

Award-Winning Pool Builder – Tampa Bay Pools

Our award-winning pool builder Tampa company has been locally and nationally recognized for our quality work, our stringent ethical standards and our top-notch customer service. We have proudly been honored with awards such as:

  • Annually listed as a “Top 50 Pool Builder” by Pool and Spa News magazine
  • An “A” rating through the Western Florida Better Business Bureau
  • A “Certified Pool Builder” award from PoolSearch.org

We are also certified technicians and members of renowned organizations including Aquatech, Jandy, and the Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA).

 

Your Preferred Pool Builder – Tampa Bay Pools

Why choose us? Superior construction, unparalleled customer service and national recognition for our quality work are only part of the reason why we are a top rated pool builder Tampa company.

We take care of our clients. From the moment we begin to plan, finance and design your pool to offering pool maintenance services and upkeep years after your pool is complete, Tampa Bay Pools makes pool ownership easy and enjoyable.  

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain.

We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas.

Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.